You might have assumed that today we would be talking about Halloween, given that the “big” day is on Thursday. But we are not.
Because there is a day that deserves much more attention than Halloween… and that day is a lot closer than you think.
Yes, we’re talking about Piano Recital Day!
For most piano teachers, winter recitals are only four to six weeks away. That means, that as soon as Halloween is over, it is full-on recital time. When your kids come to lessons next week, your focus should be on the beginning of recital preparations.
This doesn’t mean you need to abandon method book work, but it does mean that it’s time to select recital pieces and make a plan for ensuring those pieces are polished for the big performance.
In today’s post we’re sharing printable preschool, primer, elementary and intermediate 4-week recital planners that can be placed in student binders to ensure your winter concert is one to remember!
Recital Planners For A Perfect Piano Performance
The day you hold your piano recital is the most important day of your musical year. For your students, it is a time to showcase their hard work. For your piano parents, it is a time to witness their musical investment in action. And for you… well, it’s time to WOW the world with your teaching chops!
Being anything other than totally prepared, is not an option for you or your students. The 4-week recital planners we are sharing below will ensure your students are perfectly polished when its time to showcase their skills.
Each recital planner in our printable pack is two pages and includes the following sections:
- Recital Date and Performance Piece Name: This section is purely administrative, but nonetheless important. It always amazes how many families are unaware of the recital date.
- Music Challenges: In this section you and your student will want to record the elements of her selected piano piece that will require the most attention during the 4-week preparation period.
- Life Challenges: In this section you and your student will want to record non-musical events during the 4-week preparation period that will get in the way of piano practice. Such events may include family vacations, sports tournaments, dance recitals, and school exams. Identifying these well in advance can help both of you plan accordingly.
- I Am Already Good At: In this section you and your student will want to record her prior skill set that will make her performance a success. What elements of the piano piece are easily accomplished because of your student’s strengths?
- I Will Need To Focus On: In this section you and your student will want to record elements of the piano piece that have been common stumbling blocks in the past. Does your student struggle with syncopation, hands-together coordination, or a tricky rhythm?
- Page 2 Action Plan: Page 2 of the Recital Planner is divided into four, one-week sections where you and your student will record each week’s specific piano piece goal and the action steps your student will need to take during the week to accomplish her goal.
- Progress Tracker: There are 28 boxes at the bottom of the Recital Planner. These boxes are designed to help your student track daily practice. After completing a daily practice session, your student can simply place a checkmark in a box.
You can download our Recital Planner printables by clicking on the image below (we’ve included preschool, primer, Level 2 and teen-friendly designs!). But before you do…
Have your teens selected their recital pieces? If not, you’ll want to check out our newest book release, An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1: The WunderKeys Essential Piano Collection. These greatest hits will be sure to rock your next recital!